A Word from the President

A Word from the President

A Word from CIRI President Sarah Lukin

After Anchorage’s second-snowiest winter on record, spring finally arrived!
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A Word from the President

A Word from CIRI President Sarah Lukin

Just as subsistence relies on the work of many, so does the continued success of our company.
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A Word from the President

A Word from Our President and CEO

As my time as your president and CEO comes to a close, I want to express my sincere gratitude to each and every one of ...
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A Word from the President

A Word from Our President

In June, I was fortunate to lead an executive breakout session during our spring CIRI Participation Committee (CPC) meeting.
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A Word from the President

A Word from Our President

Thank you to all those who turned out, either in person or via webcast, for our 2023 Annual Meeting, held Saturday, June 3 in Anchorage.
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A Word from the President

A Word from Our President

There is still plenty of snow on the ground here in our region, but the sun has returned, and the days are growing longer—we made ...
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A Word from the President

A Word from Our President

Happy new year to you, our Shareholders and Descendants! As we move into 2023, I am excited for what lies ahead. This spring, CIRI will ...
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A Word from the President

A Word from Our President

Happy holidays to our Shareholders, Descendants and their families!
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A Word from the President

A Word from Our President

It’s fall in Alaska! No matter where we live, autumn gives us the chance to slow down, settle back into our routines and savor the ...
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A Word from the President

A Word from the President

Every Alaska Native person with a living memory of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) has a story to tell. To ...
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Alaska’s Future

Along with many Alaskans, CIRI leadership has been closely monitoring the Alaska State Legislature and the governor’s work on the fiscal year 2020 budget.
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President’s Message

Thank you to all of you who turned out for CIRI and The CIRI Foundation’s Friendship Potlatches this fall. While the potlatches gave us an ...
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A Word from the President

President’s Message

As the days become cooler and shorter, most of us start to prepare for winter. The chill in the air also means it’s time, once ...
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A Word from the President, February 2016

I’m always grateful when I have a chance to attend a meeting of the Tikahtnu Forum. I especially appreciate seeing so many individuals and organizations, ...
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A Word from the President, January 2016

Happy new year! If you’re like me, you’ve been reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the new one.
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A Word from the President, December 2015

CIRI and its employees also have an important role as responsible members of the community.
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A Word from the President, November 2015

We must talk openly about the disproportionate rates of suicide among our people and work together to find solutions.
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A word from the president, September 2015

CIRI is acutely aware of the concerns facing our state, the nation and the world as we all face climate change. We have taken several ...
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A word from the president, September 2014

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A Word from the President

A word from the president, August 2014

In 1978, CIRI President Roy Huhndorf wrote the above words for the 1977 CIRI Annual Report. At the time, our company was only six years ...
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A word from the president, July 2014

By Sophie Minich, CIRI president and chief executive officer Every year, federal, state and local governments make decisions or pass laws that affect Alaska Native people. ...
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, June 2014

The CIRI Annual Meeting held earlier this month provided a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with shareholders. I appreciate those who took time out ...
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A word from the president, April 2014

By: Sophie Minich, CIRI president and chief executive officer It was great to see so many of you at the first CIRI Open House in ...
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A word from the president, March 2014

The unusually warm weather that settled over Anchorage this month has many of us thinking of spring—a time of renewal and growth. CIRI has done ...
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A word from the president, February 2014

Next month marks an important anniversary in Alaska’s history. Fifty years ago, at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964, men, women and children starting their ...
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A word from the president, January 2014

As CIRI embarks on a new year, I'm excited about the prospects of building on the foundation of cooperation and collaboration that helped define 2013 ...
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A word from the president, December 2013

As we reflect upon 2013 and look forward to 2014, I am reminded of what a great year it has been. For me, personally, I ...
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A word from the president, November 2013

The holiday season is upon us - a time to reflect on the many things in our lives we are fortunate to have such as ...
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A word from the president, October 2013

The CIRI Potlatch season is upon us and I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet with shareholders and their families in Kenai and Anchorage earlier ...
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, September 2013

It is a privilege to deliver the news that, with the September dividend distribution, CIRI's cumulative dividends paid to shareholders since the company's inception will ...
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A word from the president, August 2013

Wow! What a summer it has been here in Alaska - one of the brightest and warmest on record. It has been so rewarding to ...
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A word from the president, July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to catch up on the latest news and events at your corporation. Here in Alaska, it's hard to believe ...
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A word from the president, May 2013

This is an exciting time of year for CIRI. It's the time when we meet with shareholders at a series of meetings leading up to ...
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A word from the president, April 2013

If you haven't received it already, CIRI's 2012 annual report and proxy materials are in the mail. I encourage you to review the report that ...
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A word from the president, March 2013

Earlier this month I had the honor of participating in the signing ceremony to convey more than 200,000 acres of land to CIRI village corporations. ...
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A word from the president, January/February 2013

It is a great honor and privilege to present my first president's message since accepting the position following the retirement of Margie Brown. We are ...
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A word from the president: Passing the baton

By: Margie Brown, CIRI president and chief executive officer Dear Fellow Shareholders: In just a few days, the baton will pass from me to Sophie ...
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A word from the president: AFN needs to evolve to better serve, unify

AFN needs to evolve to better serve, unify
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A word from the president: Changing the economic landscape

Changing the economic landscape
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A message from the president: Wind project draws from global resources, provides local benefits

CIRI transitioning for continued success
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A Word from the President

A word from the president: Wind project draws from global resources, provides local benefits

Wind project draws from global resources, provides local benefits
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A word from the president: Excerpts from the 2011 CIRI annual report president’s letter to shareholders

Excerpts from the 2011 CIRI annual report president's letter to shareholders
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A word from the president: Accomplishments, smooth transition and bright future

Accomplishments, smooth transition and bright future
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A word from the president: An involved community is essential to student success

An involved community is essential to student success
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A word from the president: 40 years of ANCSA

40 years of ANCSA
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A word from the president: AFN evolving to unify, better serve

AFN evolving to unify, better serve
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A word from the president: What should government do about energy?

What should government do about energy?
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A word from the president: CIRI Board election and a promising future

CIRI Board election and a promising future
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A word from the presidents: Alaskans need private energy investments, not state energy subsidies

Alaskans need private energy investments, not state energy subsidies
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A word from the president: Let’s be careful about how we link ANCSA and SBA 8(a) business development program

Let's be careful about how we link ANCSA and SBA 8(a) business development program
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A word from the president: Have Alaskans lost their can-do attitude?

Have Alaskans lost their can-do attitude?
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A word from the president: Alaska must improve urban and rural education options

Alaska must improve urban and rural education options
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A word from the president: Reform 8(a) rules to save and improve the program

Reform 8(a) rules to save and improve the program
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A word from the president: Fire Island wind poised to help resolve energy shortage

Fire Island wind poised to help resolve energy shortage
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A word from the president: Defense of capitalism

Defense of capitalism
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A word from the president: Good corporate citizenship requires sustainable business practices

Good corporate citizenship requires sustainable business practices
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A word from the president: Learning from mistakes provides great opportunity

Learning from mistakes provides great opportunity
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A word from the president: ANCSA in action: Board elections, planning for the future

ANCSA in action: Board elections, planning for the future
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A word from the president: 2010 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 5

Leading by example
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A word from the president: Excerpts from Letter to Shareholders, CIRI 2009 Annual Report

(Excerpts from Letter to Shareholders, CIRI 2009 Annual Report)
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A word from the president: The importance of being counted

The importance of being counted
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A word from the president: ANCSA creates opportunities while preserving values

ANCSA creates opportunities while preserving values
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A word from the president: Alaska Native students need new education answers

Alaska Native students need new education answers
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A word from the president: CIRI energy investments benefit current, future generations

CIRI energy investments benefit current, future generations
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A word from the president: Building strong Alaska Native corporation business partnerships

Building strong Alaska Native corporation business partnerships
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A word from the president: Obama Cabinet members tour Alaska

Obama Cabinet members tour Alaska
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A word from the president: Alaska Native participation in Census matters

Alaska Native participation in Census matters
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A word from the president: CIRI investments aim for long-term corporate growth

CIRI investments aim for long-term corporate growth
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A word from the president: Alaska Native Heritage Center turns 10, still teaching…and learning

Alaska Native Heritage Center turns 10, still teaching...and learning
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A word from the president: Excerpts from Letter to Shareholders, CIRI 2008 Annual Report

(Excerpts from Letter to Shareholders, CIRI 2008 Annual Report
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A word from the president: The Cook Inlet Gas Wars

The Cook Inlet Gas Wars
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A word from the president: Tikahtnu Commons and Fire Island wind farm are shaping up, growing fast

Tikahtnu Commons and Fire Island wind farm are shaping up, growing fast
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A word from the president: Challenging economy is cause to be solemn, not paralyzed

Challenging economy is cause to be solemn, not paralyzed
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By: Margie Brown, CIRI president and CEO

Commemorating statehood and dealing with change
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ANCSA creates sustainable business opportunities for Alaska

ANCSA creates sustainable business opportunities for Alaska by: Margie Brown, CIRI president and CEO We are fast approaching the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood that ...
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Alaska needs both short-, long-term energy solutions

Alaska needs both short-, long-term energy solutions Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin recently unveiled her short-term energy plan to help Alaskans deal with skyrocketing energy costs. ...
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